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Coast Guard Station Padre Island

1 Wallace L Reed Rd, South Padre Island, TX 78597



In South Padre Island, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and dry; and it is windy and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 55°F to 90°F and is rarely below 41°F or above 93°F.


Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit South Padre Island for warm-weather activities are from late February to early May and from late October to late November.

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Cost of Living


In South Padre Island, TX, the overall cost of living index is 100, which is 9% higher than the Texas average and equal to the U.S. average.


As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of South Padre Island, TX, the city’s goods and services are 9% lower than the Texas average and 16% lower than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area


South Padre Island is a resort town on a barrier island of the same name, off the southern coast of Texas. It’s known for its beaches and calm waters. South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center is home to a 5-story watchtower with views of migrating birds. The South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center offers boat tours and touch tanks. Sea turtles are rescued and rehabilitated at Sea Turtle Inc.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

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